NPA-GP: Anthropometric Outcomes (2021)

Author and Year:
Colleran H, Lovelady C 2012
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Article Title:
Use of MyPyramid Menu Planner for moms in a weight-loss intervention during lactation.
Colleran H, Lovelady C
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Vaginal delivery; 23 to 37years of age; with full-term(>37weeks)infants less than 3 weeks old; self-reported postpartum body mass index (BMI;calculated as kg/m2) between 25 and 30; fully breastfeeding; <3 days a week of structured physical activity for the past 3months; cleared by their physician to participate in exercise; agreed to participation in either the Intervention or Minimal Care group.
Exclusion Criteria:
History of smoking in the last 6 months; cesarean section; medical conditions that affected hormone levels; medical conditions for whom exercise was contraindicated.
Research Purpose:
The goal of this study was to improve total diet or overall pattern of food consumption with individual counseling by a registered dietitian (RD) using MyPyramid Menu Planner for Moms as a resource tool during a 16-week exercise and weight-loss intervention targeting overweight/obese lactating women beginning at 4 weeks postpartum (baseline).
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Study Location:
Greensboro, NC, North Carolina, United States; University of North Carolina
Source(s) of Funding:
Government, University/Hospital, Government, University/Hospital, Betty Feezor Scholarship, Sally and Ala
Please specify names of funders:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Sally and Alan Cone Student Grant for Special Projects in Women's and Gender Studies North Carolina Agricultural Research Service Grant Betty Feezor Scholarship
Trial Name if applicable:
NCT 00966381